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Old 09-16-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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The Midwest has been officially designated as 25 miles either side of US Highway 12 between Lake Zurich and Litchfield. I don't know what kind of crack the rest of you are smoking but that's the fact, Jack.
living in Minnesota probably froze your brain
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Shaw.
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if I made the poll: is Philly more similar to Milwaukee or Providence it'd be 7 vs 3 in favor of Providence though instead of Milwaukee.
You're probably right, but should it be?

I've never been to Milwaukee, though.
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Old 09-16-2012, 09:37 AM
 
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You're probably right, but should it be?

I've never been to Milwaukee, though.
I say should.

Garmin says no.

I have no idea what resuelPPa thinks. I think his criteria is how many bosnians a place has.

And all ghengis wants to do is stay warm
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:22 PM
 
Location: IN
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All I know is that the Great Lakes and the Great Plains might claim the "Midwest" label but they are diverging from one another significantly over time and now have very little in common at all.
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:45 PM
 
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The Midwest has been officially designated as 25 miles either side of US Highway 12 between Lake Zurich and Litchfield. I don't know what kind of crack the rest of you are smoking but that's the fact, Jack.

No, you cant tell that to Poster Extraordinaire.


I heard he met someone with a Southern California accent in NYC, so he classifies NYC as West Coast now. Yep.
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:58 PM
 
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I would pick a place like Albany seeing that you seem to think a city in the same state like Albany has less in common with a city two states away. But there is also the problem of others believing that Cleveland has notheastern characteristics. What about Milwaukee... or Akron
Actually, as you know, Cleveland is in the Western Reserve; the WR was Connecticut territory and there are many New England influences in this area. Cleveland's Public Square is right out of New England and this area was the most liberal in the U.S prior to the Civil War - Oberlin University. To say there is nothing in common with the Northeast is misplaced.
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Old 09-19-2012, 09:00 PM
 
Location: IN
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The entire Upper Midwest has very little in common with the entire Lower Midwest.
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Old 09-19-2012, 11:47 PM
 
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The entire Upper Midwest has very little in common with the entire Lower Midwest.
To somebody from New York or L.A., it's all the same.
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Old 09-20-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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To somebody from New York or L.A., it's all the same.
This is very true. Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska...hell, it's all exactly the same to them.

The Midwest begins at the Inland Empire and ends at Staten Island.
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Old 09-20-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: IN
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The Great Lakes states still have a large collection of operating yellow plate stoplights while the Great Plains has very few of them that I am aware of.
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